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7 tips for new doctors

Part of becoming a doctor is learning how to cope with the immense pressure that comes with the job. Fortunately, getting advice from those who have gone before—as well as other members of the health…

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Waning vaccine effectiveness is a concern

As countries around the world, including the United States, are announcing their approval of booster shots to combat waning COVID-19 immunity, the World Health Organization is asking countries not to give out COVID-19 boosters until…

90% of physicians support vaccine requirements

National Immunization Awareness Month is held every August to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. This year, raising awareness is more critical than ever as the Covid-19 Delta variant rapidly spreads across the globe. Governments and…

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75% of doctors support vaccine requirements

As cases of the coronavirus surge in certain parts of the US, the US federal government is upping tactics to boost vaccination rates. According to CNN, “As of Sunday, only 49.1% of Americans have been fully vaccinated…That’s nowhere…

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Doctors weigh in on COVID booster shot

Some COVID-19 vaccine companies may apply for a change to their emergency use authorizations from a two-dose to a three-dose label. Drugmaker Pfizer said last Thursday it is seeing waning immunity from its coronavirus vaccine and cited…

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The future of telehealth

The pandemic—as unwanted and devastating as it was—revolutionized the delivery of health care. Out of necessity, it moved telemedicine off the sidelines and into a starring role—not just for COVID-19, but also for a wide…

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Colleges should require vaccinations this fall

Universities and colleges are dealing with logistical and political issues as they try to create safe campus for returning students in the fall.  According to the Washington Post, “Schools surmounted crises of the past year through…

Solved on Sermo: June 2021 edition

Physicians bring difficult cases to their peers on Sermo to crowdsource insights, treatment and management plans, and potential diagnoses. Here’s a recent case that was solved on Sermo. Perforating Cornea Injury with Traumatic Cataract Patient:…

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Physicians fear the Delta variant

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading through the U.S. and may become the dominant strain within weeks. According to a report by N.P.R., “At a White House briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday,…